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Planning for Retirement: A Generational Perspective

Planning Your Retirement? Expect the Unexpected

Half of retirees surveyed in Prudential’s research study retired earlier than they had planned, and most did so in response to factors outside of their control. This can strain individuals’ financial resources and significantly impact the level of retirement income generated from retirement savings.

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Planning for Retirement: A Generational Perspective

Planning for Retirement: A Generational Perspective

While the latest research from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College indicates a slight improvement in the National Retirement Risk Index, long-term results indicate that today’s working-age households face much greater retirement security challenges than current retirees.

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Life Insurance: The Versatile Tool for Retirement Protection

Life Insurance: The Versatile Tool for Retirement Protection

Permanent life insurance can be used in several flexible ways to help protect against the multiple risks couples may face in retirement.

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Planning for Retirement: Financial Areas of Focus for Empty Nesters

Four Trends Making Budgeting More Important Than Ever

This paper explores four trends that are making budgeting increasingly important: a proliferation of social media, an increasingly cashless society, income volatility due to a shift toward temp and part-time work, and the growing cost of big-ticket items such as home and college.

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Planning for Retirement: Financial Areas of Focus for Empty Nesters

Planning for Retirement: Financial Areas of Focus for Empty Nesters

The point at which children leave home is a critical juncture, and a time that parents can reduce expenses to improve their retirement readiness, according to the latest research findings from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

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Gig Workers in America – Profiles, Mindsets, and Financial Wellness

Gig Workers in America – Profiles, Mindsets, and Financial Wellness

The gig work model has been adopted by both emerging and established firms and is fundamentally changing the employer-employee relationship. This Prudential sponsored survey seeks to understand the profiles of gig workers, exploring the consequences for workers’ pay, benefits and job security while identifying ways to help them achieve financial wellness.

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Finance Chiefs Express High Satisfaction with Pension Risk Transfers

Finance Chiefs Express High Satisfaction with Pension Risk Transfers

Based on a 2017 CFO Research report, which was done in collaboration with Prudential, this article looks at the satisfaction levels of finance chiefs whose companies have purchased a group annuity to transfer pension risk as well as the trends which led to the decision to de-risk.

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